E-Bulletin of September 19, 2003

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Commemorating September 11
Since The Times wrote a nice, brief article about our Sept. 11 commemoration, below is an excerpt from that article:
Sept. 12, The Times:
At Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, more than 100 people gathered at noon around a memorial bench to pay tribute to the victims of the attack. 

“I wish none of us had to be here,” said Bill Baroni, chairman of the college’s trustee board.  “It is fitting we are at a college.  If there is any place that can confront and defeat and overcome that kind of hatred it is a college.”

Baroni, MCCC Vice President Tom Wilfrid, and Mercer County Executive Robert D. Prunetti placed a memorial wreath at the bench dedicated to those who died in the attacks.

“There is evil in the world – there are people who hate our way of life and our freedom” Prunetti said.  “Our nation has been awakened and is rising to the challenge.”

In addition, Tom Wilfrid welcomed all to the ceremonies; the invocation was given by John E. Harmon, president of the Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce; Don Jones sang “God Bless America.”  Tom Wilfrid closed with an inspiring a poem by Maya Angelou.

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The 5K Run -- Festive and Fun
The MCCC Alumni Association's "5K Run and Fun Fest" on Sept. 12 was a great evening for all involved.  The rain held off, the food was delicious, and the music provided a festive backdrop.  There were some impressive finishing times as runners and walkers turned out in support of the MCCC Student Athlete Scholarship Fund.

Bill Mate extends a special thank you to all of the MCCC staff members and volunteers who made this event such a success.

Race sponsors were: NAI Fennelly, Hartsough Kenny & Chase, The Loff Group/UBS Financial Services Inc., Merrill Lynch and All Season Sporting Goods.

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Farewell for Dee Rosebrock
Come and wish Dee Rosebrock a fond farewell with coffee and cake on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the president's conference room.

Best Practices Conference
Call for Proposals! The 2004 Best Practices Conference released its call for proposals on September 15. Contact your statewide association chairperson or visit http://www.njccc.org/ for a copy of the form. "This is your opportunity to showcase the best and brightest ideas, solutions and programs on community college campuses in New Jersey at one of the premier events for community college administrators, staff and faculty."  Deadline for submissions is October 20.  The conference will take place April 2 at MCCC's conference center.

Celebrating Hispanic Culture Month
The James Kerney Campus Student Activities Board is sponsoring activities for Hispanic Culture Month.

A “Latin Film Festival” takes place Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 30, noon to 2 p.m. in CC001, James Kerney Campus.   

A social will offer the chance to “meet, mix and greet. Dance to the Latin Beat with D.J. Anthony Bradley.  Lunch will be served....All are welcome!!!  The date is Tuesday, Oct. 7, noon to 2 p.m., CC001, James Kerney Campus.

Phi Theta Kappa Charitable Events
The members of Phi Theta Kappa (the Honor Society at Mercer) will once again be working to raise money and awareness for area charities.  The information here is from Lynn Rowlands, 2003-2004 chapter president.  If you would like to make a donation, please give or mail your check to PTK advisor, Helene Plank, in Financial Aid, SC265.

October 9, 2003: CancerCare of New Jersey will host "WalkNJ 2003" in Mercer County Park. This nonprofit group provides counseling, information, referrals, financial assistance, and educational programs free of charge.  Please make checks payable to Cancer Care, Inc.  More at http://www.walknj.org 

September 21, 2003:  AIDS Walk 2003 to benefit F.A.C.T. (Fighting Aids Continuously Together).  This all-volunteer, nonprofit organization provides funding for medical, prescriptions, counseling, housing, utilities, personal care, transportation and funeral expenses not covered by insurance. More at

Book Fair Coming
On Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, in the Student Center Memorial Lounge, the Student Government Association will host a Book Fair, with proceeds going to area charities.

Denim Day Speaker
There will be a lunchtime talk on Friday, Oct. 10, noon to 1:30 p.m., in Conference Room A to coincide with Lee Denim Day for breast cancer.  “Is Your Bra Killing You?” will be presented by Georgia Donovan (who spoke at the secretaries’ luncheon).  She will discuss bra fit, common bra mistakes and much more. 

Workshops Coming to JKC
Ida Jackson Woods, administrative supervisor for the State Judiciary Office will speak on “How to Get a Job in the Judiciary” at Kerney Hall, James Kerney Campus on Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.  Also on Oct. 24 at Kerney Hall, Carol Kiuler, founder of Kiuler Communications, will speak on “Powerful Communications” from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Both talks are free and open to the public. Call Margarita Leahy at ext. 6682 for more information.

Callahan Presents Scholarship

MCCC’s Jeff Callahan, an area funeral director, recently nominated MCCC student Kevin Latham for a Mercer County Funeral Directors Association scholarship. Latham was recently presented with a $350 scholarship check and plaque.  A third-year student in Funeral Service, Latham is an intern with two area funeral homes.
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Mercer Marketplace
Artificial Christmas Tree for sale, 8 ft., excellent condition, Douglas Fir type, green, $75.  Call Francis at ext. 3731.


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